Fire Starts On Scaffold And Kills At Least 42 People In Shanghai 15/11/10

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A fire has destroyed a high-rise building in Shanghai, killing at least 42 people, state media report. At least 90 others were injured as the blaze tore through a 28-storey block of flats in the Chinese city, Xinhua said. The building was being renovated when the fire broke out. Chinese TV showed people clinging to scaffolding surrounding the building as they...

ABM Hertel Wins New Scaffolding Contract For Abu Dhabi Oil Refinery 15/11/10

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AMB Hertel has won insulation and scaffolding contract from Samsung Engineering for the Abu Dhabi Oil Refinery Company's USD 2.7 billion Ruwais refinery expansion project. AMB Hertel is JV between Al Masaood Group and Hertel a global industrial services company. The 2 year contract covers more than 180,000 square meters and includes the process, desalination and waste water treatment areas...

UK scaffolding body criticises standard of high street scaffolds 08/11/10

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The UK's main scaffolding body the NASC (National Access & Scaffolding Confederation) said that many of the UK's public authorities are failing to ensure that scaffolding installations meet national safety standards. Local authorities require scaffolders to apply for a permit before they start work. However, an NASC survey found that "almost all" of the permit criteria issued by aauthorities failed...

Construction firms fined over Lancashire worker’s death 25/10/10

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Two Lancashire companies have been sentenced following the death of a construction worker in Altham near Accrington. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Ltd and Howorth Scaffolding Services Ltd and Glenmill Group (Developments) Ltd after Peter Walton fell five metres from scaffolding on Altham Industrial Estate, Sykeside Drive on 10 May 2006. The 55-year-old from Anchorsholme, near Blackpool, had been...

Drunken man suffers suspected spinal injury in scaffolding fall 23/10/10

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A drunken man has suffered suspected spinal injuries after falling from scaffolding. The man, in his 20s, had to be rescued by firefighters after falling from the scaffolding in Havelock Road, Hastings, shortly after 8pm on Thursday. He was believed to have been drunk and was helped by emergency crews onto a stretcher on the aerial ladder platform, before being taken...

A man has fallen from scaffolding at a fish factory in Fraserburgh. 19/10/10

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Grampian Police were called to the scene of the industrial accident at South Harbour Road at around 11.15am on Tuesday. The incident happened at Iceberg Ltd – a fish purchasing, production and distribution factory. The man was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by air ambulance. There are no further details available on the man's condition at this stage. The factory in Fraserburgh is...

Man injured in scaffolding collapse in Bulwell 19/10/10

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A man has been injured when the scaffolding he was working on collapsed in Nottinghamshire. Crews from from Stockhill and Highfields fire stations were called to Highbury Road in Bulwell at around 0930 BST. The 23-year-old man who was injured was taken to Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre by ambulance. The Health and Safety Executive confirmed it had launched an inquiry and...

Man taken to hospital after Birmingham scaffolding fall 13/10/10

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A man has been taken to hospital after reportedly falling approximately 15 feet from scaffolding in Birmingham. The incident happened in Oldbury at 10.15am this morning and ambulance crews attended the scene. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived, they found a man at the rear of a property lying on an area of ground which was covered by building...

Inspectors Blitz Building Site 13/10/10

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A DODGY ladder and shaky scaffolding were two examples of what inspectors discovered this week during a blitz on construction sites around EastLondon. Department of Labour inspectors have been visiting building sites dotted across the city and by yesterday, they had issued at least four prohibition notices – meaning that work had to be stopped in those areas immediately or...

Scaffolding supplier Roberts moves up in the world 12/10/10

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" A LIVERPOOL scaffolding equipment hire firm is to expand after buying a site next to its existing premises in Aintree after securing a new mortgage from Barclays. George Roberts (North West), which was set up in 1992, said that the land "will allow us to meet our growth aspirations". The firm employs 48 people and chairman George Roberts said that the...

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